May 2021

Subcontractor assignment

Subcontracting your deliveries and/or collections is easier than ever. Define your subcontractors in Stream, communicate with subcontractors to assign them to any particular job, and update delivery information directly in Stream. Learn more about these updates.

Pallet Build and Break (Containers) & other updates

Pallet Build and break is used to consolidate onto or off a single container which isn’t defined specifically on an order. Scan multiple items onto a single pallet or container, and then scan just that pallet barcode to record actions for every item on the pallet. Learn more about these updates.

Previous releases

Search on service levels, add stop number to labels & more updates

Host of minor updates, changes and bug fixes to Stream, including enabling users to search for orders based on service levels, the ability to display stop number on labels printed in portrait, an update to the way Autoplan route optimisation calculates satellite stops and some additions to the Stream API. Learn more about these updates.

Customise reason for delivery status, product maintenance updates, and notes to drivers

You can now customise the list of reasons for a delivery status available to your drivers on the app, for example, ‘Left with a neighbour’ may not be an appropriate option for all businesses. This release sees a number of updates to Stream’s product maintenance functionality, including additional product classification icons, ‘hide for partners’ and ‘scan not required’ checkboxes, and ‘product type’ and ‘storage type dropdowns. You can also pass on notes or documents (like special delivery instructions, maps, or diagrams) to the drivers’ app. Learn more about these updates.

Highlight related jobs, map-based progress monitor, and capture additional ePOD signature

In Stream, you can now link associated collections and deliveries together (for example, a delivery associated with a specific collection) so they can be viewed easily on the map in the Advanced Planning module. We’ve also added a map-based version of the ‘Progress Monitor’ so you can see vehicles currently out for delivery/collection runs. Also, if certain deliveries or collections require additional sign off confirmations, it is now possible to capture additional signatures at the point of delivery or collection in the ePOD element of the driver’s mobile app. Learn more about these updates.

Updates to trunking, barcode scanning, API, autofill, item consolidation & more

Latest release of Stream Go features a number of enhancements to multi-depot trunking; reporting highlighting when items failed to be scanned onto a vehicle; various API improvements; and further development to item consolidation which we introduced last month. Learn more about these and other updates.

Item Consolidation / Multilevel Order Items

Consolidate multiple items into a single box, carton, tote, container and / or pallet with our latest release. Speed up the process of item scanning at any stage in the supply chain by scanning a single barcode to update the status of all items in that particular consolidation (and record exceptions if required). Learn more.

Product Classification: Icons, Temperature & Storage Requirements

Product classifications make it easy to assign the right deliveries to the right runs and pick the right vehicles. In our latest release you can assign different icons & temperature and storage classifications to individual products. This is a further enhancement to the self-service product management we added to Stream earlier in the year. Learn more.

Advanced route optimisation

Made managing master runs easier and more intuitive – as well as changes to the naming of actions and consolidating onsite times. Learn more.

Self-service product management

Add, configure & update information about individual products. Learn more.

Filter and fix invalid locations

Its now easy to filter on invalid locations in Advanced Planning and quickly correct them. Learn more.

Colour-code pins in Advanced Planning

Easily differentiate between order types in Advanced Planning. Assign a colour to each service level for an at-a-glance overview of order types on the map. Learn more.

Send a direct email for individual orders

Create custom email communications, and send them straight to the primary contact on an individual order. Learn more.

Apportion costs and charges automatically at order and run level

Costs can be assigned to an entire run and then apportioned to each order based a number of different criteria. Learn more.

Order Monitor

Get an at-a-glance overview of every order currently out for delivery – and review your previous day’s operation. Learn more.

Transfer orders between delivery methods

Change the delivery method assigned to orders, directly in ‘Advanced Planning’. Learn more.

Apportion costs by orders on a load, size or weight

Expanded the coverage of costs for Stream Go subscribers to record costs against each order individually or against the entire run (with costs split across those orders). Learn more.

Colour-code pins in Advanced Route Optimisation & Planning

Create your own colour coding for location pins in advanced planning so you and your planners can quickly identify different order types. Learn more.

Consolidated Deliveries & Signatures in the Mobile App for Drivers

Improvements to make it faster to capture proof of delivery & collection for multiple orders / item lines at the same location. Learn more.

Autofill delivery and collection routes

Step change in or previously released milk runs / fixed routes with the introduction of Autofill. Fill delivery and collection runs with unplanned orders & find the best routes to put orders on: automatically. Learn more.

Copy masters or existing runs

Quickly copy master runs or existing runs for future scheduling, including start location and time; drivers and vehicles; and any planned stops. Learn more.

Master runs: enabling milk runs / fixed routes

We’ve added the ability for subscribers to quickly and easily create, plan, manage & optimise fixed routes & milk runs through the introduction of masters. Learn more.

More features added to the Teletrac Navman telematics integration

Further improvements (and more data pulled into Stream) added to the existing integration with Teletrac Navman. These include planned vs actual route comparison & GPS vehicle tracking data; high definition vehicle and driver behaviour data; and the ability to examine completed runs to identify dangerous driving. Learn more.

Improved label format delivers faster barcode scanning

More space, more information & faster barcode scanning through improvements to the label design in Stream. Learn more.

Driver and vehicle management updates

Host of improvements to the way subscribers can add, manage and maintain information held in Stream about drivers and vehicles. Learn more.

Managing your business partners

Goes hand-in-hand with the driver and vehicle management updates above, we’ve made improvements in the way you can add, manage and maintain information you hold on your business partners in Stream. In our case, business partners are those companies that you have an ongoing relationship with and may potentially want to allow access to more functionality in Stream. Learn more.

Recording notes and photos against your vehicles

Easily capture notes & photos against your vehicles without having to record a defect, which enables drivers to collect more evidence as part of their daily walk around check, for example if the vehicle has been cleaned before the start of a shift. We have also added ‘pass only checks’ in this release. Learn more.

Driver and vehicle resource utilisation

In this release, we have added a new resource schedule for viewing driver and vehicle resources in a single day and / or calendar view. Learn more.

Multi-select route planning & order processing

We’ve made improvements to the way users can select orders for route planning and order processing, including the ability to select groups of orders in a run and optimise them independent of the other orders on that run. Learn more.

Quickly and easily amend delivery and / or collection addresses directly from Advanced Planning

Our latest release in Stream enables users to edit the delivery and / or collection address and contacts directly from the Advanced Planning module in just the same way as users do through order details. Learn more.

Setting unloading & assembly times

Users can easily amend the amount of time spent onsite (whether that’s loading, unloading or assembly) directly from the advanced planning module. Learn more.

Splitting line items at the point of delivery & collection

Drivers can now be able to make partial deliveries right down to individual item or product level, assigning a different status to each part of that delivery (or collection) if required. Splitting line items can be carried out through the mobile app as part of the proof of delivery / collection process. Learn more.

Recording (and adjusting) quantities at the point of delivery or collection

It’s not always possible to know the exact amount to be delivered or collected at the point of ordering – a scenario we see often in the bulk haulage sector. Our latest release makes it easy to adjust and record the exact amount at point of delivery / collection using our mobile app. Learn more.

Vehicle bookings calendar, sorting unplanned orders, SMS text messages, SKU searches & other updates

A host of changes, including a calendar view has been added to vehicle details, so you can easily view bookings/ inspections / MOTs etc. for your whole fleet. The ability to sort unplanned orders in Stream’s advanced planning module, enabling you to sort orders with the highest service level or those orders with the bulkiest items. Transport planners or the customer service team can now define a time before which SMS messages to customers won’t be sent (e.g. 7 am) – this means that if a driver departs for a run very early in the morning or late at night, the customer won’t be woken by a message about their delivery. Learn more about these and other updates.

Scanning goods on and off vehicles

It’s essential to make sure the right goods and products are on your vehicles – and the right items are delivered to your customers. This release enables scanning of barcodes at multiple levels on and off vehicles. Learn more.

Speed variance added for improved route optimisation

Improve the accuracy of estimated delivery and collection run durations / times with speed variance for different vehicle types, i.e. adjust the variance for HGVs versus vans. Learn more.

Marking a vehicle defect as assessed

Anyone performing walkaround checks and managing vehicles using Stream Check now has the ability to mark a vehicle defect as having been assessed, but not yet resolved. Learn more.

Changing the date when a vehicle defect is resolved

When marking a vehicle, equipment, or plant machinery defect as resolved, Stream Check automatically defaults to the current date and time. With this latest update, you’ll now be able to amend the actual date and time the defect was resolved manually. Learn more.

Automatically generate schedules for MOTs, six week inspections, services etc.

Our latest release gives users the ability to automatically generate schedules for MOTs, six week inspections, services etc. in Stream Check based on mileage and dates. Learn more.

Improvements to the Stream proof of delivery app workflow

In the latest version of the Stream mobile App for drivers, we’ve focused on improving both the layout and proof of delivery workflow to speed up the POD capture process. Learn more about the improvements here.

Automatically Sending Reminders Before Vehicle Bookings Are Due

This new feature makes it easier to maintain your fleet and to keep vehicles roadworthy. Specified users will be notified by email automatically when bookings are due, i.e. six week inspections, vehicle MOT or service booking. Learn more about setting up automated bookings here.

Adding notes & instructions at line item level

In this latest release, you can add notes or instructions to individual items in orders through the order management module. These special instructions / notes can be seen by drivers / warehouse operatives etc. through the mobile app so they can take action when required. Learn more.

 

Want to find out more about these releases?

To find out more about any of the Stream releases and how to use them in your business, please email the support team.

 

Subcontractor assignment

Subcontractor assignment

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Pallet Build and Break (Containers)

Pallet Build and Break (Containers)

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Search on service levels, add stop number to labels & more updates

Search on service levels, add stop number to labels & more updates

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Customise reason for delivery status, product maintenance updates, and notes to drivers

Customise reason for delivery status, product maintenance updates, and notes to drivers

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Highlight related jobs, map-based progress monitor, and capture additional ePOD signatures

Highlight related jobs, map-based progress monitor, and capture additional ePOD signatures

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Updates to trunking, barcode scanning, API, autofill, item consolidation & more

Updates to trunking, barcode scanning, API, autofill, item consolidation & more

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Item Consolidation

Item Consolidation

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Product Classification: Icons, Temperature & Storage Requirements

Product Classification: Icons, Temperature & Storage Requirements

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Improvements to advanced route optimisation

Improvements to advanced route optimisation

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Self-service Product management

Self-service Product management

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Filter and fix invalid locations

Filter and fix invalid locations

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Send a direct email for individual orders

Send a direct email for individual orders

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Order monitor

Order monitor

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Transfer orders between delivery methods

Transfer orders between delivery methods

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Apportion costs by orders on a load, size or weight

Apportion costs by orders on a load, size or weight

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Colour-code pins in Advanced Planning

Colour-code pins in Advanced Planning

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Consolidated Deliveries & Signatures in the Mobile App

Consolidated Deliveries & Signatures in the Mobile App

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Autofill

Autofill

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Copy masters or existing runs

Copy masters or existing runs

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Master Runs: Fixed Routes & Milk Runs

Master Runs: Fixed Routes & Milk Runs

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Telematics integration

Telematics integration

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Improved label format delivers faster barcode scanning

Improved label format delivers faster barcode scanning

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User & Driver Management

User & Driver Management

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Maintaining Business Partners

Maintaining Business Partners

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Recording notes & photos against vehicles

Recording notes & photos against vehicles

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Resource Schedule

Resource Schedule

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Multi-select planning & order processing

Multi-select planning & order processing

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Quickly change addresses

Quickly change addresses

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Setting unloading & assembly times

Setting unloading & assembly times

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Splitting line items at the point of delivery & collection

Splitting line items at the point of delivery & collection

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Recording quantities at the point of delivery or collection

Recording quantities at the point of delivery or collection

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Vehicle bookings calendar, sorting unplanned orders & more

Vehicle bookings calendar, sorting unplanned orders & more

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Scanning goods on and off vehicles at the Depot

Scanning goods on and off vehicles at the Depot

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Improving the accuracy of estimated run times with speed variance

Improving the accuracy of estimated run times with speed variance

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Marking a vehicle defect as assessed

Marking a vehicle defect as assessed

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Changing the date when a defect is resolved

Changing the date when a defect is resolved

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Scheduling inspections & bookings automatically

Scheduling inspections & bookings automatically

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Changes to vehicle management, customer tracking & time slot notifications

Changes to vehicle management, customer tracking & time slot notifications

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Driver’s App workflow improvements

Driver’s App workflow improvements

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Automatically sending reminders before vehicle bookings are due

Automatically sending reminders before vehicle bookings are due

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Adding notes & instructions at line item level

Adding notes & instructions at line item level

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Enable a delay in the sending of SMS messages

Enable a delay in the sending of SMS messages

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